Coronavirus advice and support
The GC Business Growth Hub have a dedicated Coronavirus Hub, where you’ll find a wealth of information and advice to help you recover from the impacts of the pandemic. From webinars and FAQs to guidance and local business support, you’ll have access to a wide range of resources.
Bespoke support for creative businesses
Creative industry businesses in Greater Manchester can receive a timely boost to help their recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 with the return of the Creative Scale-Up programme which is now recruiting for its 4th cohort. The programme helps creative industry SMEs to tackle gaps in investment and growth, providing them with the training and tools necessary to take their creative business to the next level. Apply below
Cash flow and finance support
Worried about the financial implications of Covid-19 on your business? Our advisors can help you look at the potential impacts to cash flow and provide you with steps you can take to manage any potential disruption. This includes helping you to access loans, such as the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme.
Supporting a safe return to work
Getting your staff back into the workplace is going to be crucial in boosting productivity and helping your business to build back – however, it’s vital that this is done safely. To help you implement the necessary safety measures for your organisation and make your business Covid-safe, the Growth Company, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Transport for Greater Manchester have put together a wealth of information and resources as part of the Safely Reopening GM campaign.
Supporting for the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Industry
The GC Tourism & Hospitality Talent Hub is offering a wide variety of support to individuals from within the hospitality, leisure and tourism sector. We focus on enhancing passion and talent through fully funded, industry-focused training. We can also provide career advice and guidance and by working closely with sector-leading employers, we are able to connect people with the correct employer, enriching careers and adding value to businesses.
Margaret Bartnikiewicz is leading the GC Tourism & Hospitality Talent Hub and has over 10 years’ experience of working within the industry, and understands the importance of having passionate, committed and skilled staff as part of any business success. Therefore, while providing support to individuals, the GC Tourism & Hospitality Talent Hub is also here to assist businesses - offering them employment support such as recruitment, staff training and redundancy support.